[DX-CHAT] Postal thieves

2007-08-26 Thread Charles Harpole
I studied my local postal thieves and concluded: A note about postal theft: Thieves who steal mail on a regular basis seek envelopes that form a pattern: (a) many similar ones to the same address, (b) thickness more than 1 paper sheet, and (c) from rich countries. Thieves doing this

[DX-CHAT] Postal theft

2007-08-26 Thread Charles Harpole
I studied my local postal thieves and concluded: A note about postal theft: Thieves who steal mail on a regular basis seek envelopes that form a pattern: (a) many similar ones to the same address, (b) thickness more than 1 paper sheet, and (c) from rich countries. Thieves doing this

[DX-CHAT] Traveling with $100

2007-08-26 Thread Charles Harpole
World travelers who are lucky enuf to have a pocket full of USA one hundred dollar bills... even the latest version... beware. If u are leaving on a DXpedition and expect to pay your way with $100 bills... thus getting the best exchange rate compared to $20, etc. spend all those very

Re: [DX-CHAT] Traveling with $100

2007-08-26 Thread Barry
Here in the US of A, even though they keep redesigning the currency, the older ones are still accepted. Barry W2UP Charles Harpole wrote: World travelers who are lucky enuf to have a pocket full of USA one hundred dollar bills... even the latest version... beware. If u are leaving on a

Re: [DX-CHAT] Postal thieves

2007-08-26 Thread Peter Dougherty
At 11:32 AM 8/26/2007, Art RX9TX wrote: Hello Charles, CH Instead, try Registered Mail or, if desperate, use FedEx, UPS, or CH DHL. Instead, how about uploading VU4AN/VU3CHE and HS0ZCW logs to LoTW? Last upload for HS0ZCW: 2004-04-16 07:01:06Z Last upload for VU4AN/VU3CHE: No log data found

Re: [DX-CHAT] Postal thieves

2007-08-26 Thread john
At 12:25 PM 8/26/2007, Peter Dougherty wrote: At 11:32 AM 8/26/2007, Art RX9TX wrote: Hello Charles, CH Instead, try Registered Mail or, if desperate, use FedEx, UPS, or CH DHL. Instead, how about uploading VU4AN/VU3CHE and HS0ZCW logs to LoTW? Last upload for HS0ZCW: 2004-04-16 07:01:06Z

Re: [DX-CHAT] Traveling with $100

2007-08-26 Thread David Kozinn, K2DBK
I think soon is a relative term. According to the US Treasure press release ( http://www.moneyfactory.gov/newmoney/main.cfm/media/releases5_082107) while there is a new $5 to be released on 20 September of this year (to go into circulation in 2008), The $100 bill will be the next denomination to

Re: [DX-CHAT] Postal thieves

2007-08-26 Thread Dave G4GED
At 11:32 AM 8/26/2007, Art RX9TX wrote: Hello Charles, CH Instead, try Registered Mail or, if desperate, use FedEx, UPS, or CH DHL. Instead, how about uploading VU4AN/VU3CHE and HS0ZCW logs to LoTW? Last upload for HS0ZCW: 2004-04-16 07:01:06Z Last upload for VU4AN/VU3CHE: No log data

Re: [DX-CHAT] Traveling with $100

2007-08-26 Thread Laurent Ferracci
Barry a écrit : Here in the US of A, even though they keep redesigning the currency, the older ones are still accepted. It remembers me that, on two occasions not that old (in the 90's), i received some 1$ in silver payable to the bearer on demand banknotes ! -- -- Laurent F1JKJ

Re: [DX-CHAT] Traveling with $100

2007-08-26 Thread Barry
Laurent Ferracci wrote: Barry a écrit : Here in the US of A, even though they keep redesigning the currency, the older ones are still accepted. It remembers me that, on two occasions not that old (in the 90's), i received some 1$ in silver payable to the bearer on demand banknotes !

Re: [DX-CHAT] Postal thieves

2007-08-26 Thread Garth
Excellent solution!! Saves everyone a lot of headaches. What'ca say Charles?? Garth, KW4MM - Original Message - From: Art RX9TX [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: dx-chat@njdxa.org Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2007 10:32 AM Subject: Re: [DX-CHAT] Postal thieves Hello Charles, CH Instead, try

Re: [DX-CHAT] Postal thieves

2007-08-26 Thread dave
That option has been offered to Charles a number of times. I had offered to perform that task for him prior to his permanent move to Thailand several years ago. Dave, W5WP Garth wrote: Excellent solution!! Saves everyone a lot of headaches. What'ca say Charles?? Garth, KW4MM -

Re: [DX-CHAT] Postal thieves

2007-08-26 Thread Barry
It amazes me how many DX stations develop bad QSLing/greenstamp ripoff reputations for alleged postal theft, yet refuse to adopt a relatively simple and sensible solution. I also have yet to hear one of these DX stations give an explanation as to why they won't do it. Charles, care to be the

[DX-CHAT] cures for postal issues

2007-08-26 Thread Charles Harpole
You asked, so... Why I like to receive and send QSLs myself here in sunny Thailand: 1. I enjoy receiving, opening, examining and reading my own mail (like the guy who wants to be the first to read his morning newspaper). 2. I can involve my wife in my expensive and time-away-from-her

[DX-CHAT] LBOTW

2007-08-26 Thread Charles Harpole
And u asked... LogBook Of The World why I do not use this great service: 1. I log onto old fashioned paper. 2. I choose to do other much more interesting things than data entry. 3. I find LBOTW very difficult to use. And I have tried, and had help, still failed to get it. 4.

Re: [DX-CHAT] Postal thieves

2007-08-26 Thread Charles Harpole
U asked... I have a USA mail drop... my son receives my mail that comes to his and my USA address, 4301 Jenkins Dr, Plano, and he periodically sends my mail to me Last month he spent $148 usd to send me a slim FedEx box and reports US post is also expensive and slower and depends on the

Re: [DX-CHAT] LBOTW

2007-08-26 Thread W2AGN
Charles Harpole [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: (08/26/2007 21:35) And u asked... LogBook Of The World why I do not use this great service: 1. I log onto old fashioned paper. 2. I choose to do other much more interesting things than data entry. 3. I find LBOTW very difficult to use. And I